Hannes Schmidt

Hannes Schmidt

Works at:

Manchester Business School

Location in:

Manchester, United Kingdom

Hannes Schmidt

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Works at:
Manchester Business School
Location in:
Manchester, United Kingdom

Bio

Globally-minded management consultant with proven leadership qualities. Possess strong problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills acquired over the course of a five year career in Africa, Europe and the USA. Interested in pursuing opportunities in company start-up, business development and consulting.

Hannes has worked/studied in

  • Canada
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America

Hannes speaks

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swahili

Hannes has experience in

  • Consulting
  • Education

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Work

2010 – present

Project Manager

Manchester Business School , United Kingdom
  • Currently leading a team of six classmates in a project to advise the government of a UAE state on how to attract more foreign direct investment.
  • Managed a student team that wrote a business plan for a new cosmetics company, enabling the start-up to raise £500K in first-round funding.
  • Wrote the business plan for a start-up company commercializing a process innovation in the plastics industry.
2008 – 2010

Project Manager

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) , United Republic of Tanzania
  • Wrote and implemented the business plan for a community TV station that gave 400,000 people first-time access to local news.
  • Managed and trained a team of seven tax collectors in one of the most deprived districts of Tanzania; developed a database to administer taxes and raised the collection performance by 300% (year-on-year).
  • Provided financial analysis of development projects and presented recommendations to international development agencies.
2007 – 2008
(Jan – May)

Managing Consultant

IBM , Germany
  • Designed a management tool to track and forecast the annual £10M consulting costs of Europe’s largest public-private partnership (£6B) allowing IBM to reduce consulting costs by 15%; resulted in promotion to Managing Consultant.
  • Developed a shared service centre strategy that streamlined management tasks; implemented at 50 military bases across Germany, improving administrative processes for 245,000 soldiers and resulting in cost reductions of £400M.
2005 – 2006
(Mar – Dec)

Consultant

MACH AG , Germany
  • Created the business process to administer a new £17M after-school student activity programme for a German state, facilitated workshops with two ministries and over 30 service providers to create an efficient process.
  • Worked as the lead consultant on a project targeted at planning the £4.6B budget of the German Ministry of Interior more efficiently.

Work

2010 – present

Project Manager

Manchester Business School , United Kingdom
  • Currently leading a team of six classmates in a project to advise the government of a UAE state on how to attract more foreign direct investment.
  • Managed a student team that wrote a business plan for a new cosmetics company, enabling the start-up to raise £500K in first-round funding.
  • Wrote the business plan for a start-up company commercializing a process innovation in the plastics industry.
2008 – 2010

Project Manager

German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) , United Republic of Tanzania
  • Wrote and implemented the business plan for a community TV station that gave 400,000 people first-time access to local news.
  • Managed and trained a team of seven tax collectors in one of the most deprived districts of Tanzania; developed a database to administer taxes and raised the collection performance by 300% (year-on-year).
  • Provided financial analysis of development projects and presented recommendations to international development agencies.
2007 – 2008
(Jan – May)

Managing Consultant

IBM , Germany
  • Designed a management tool to track and forecast the annual £10M consulting costs of Europe’s largest public-private partnership (£6B) allowing IBM to reduce consulting costs by 15%; resulted in promotion to Managing Consultant.
  • Developed a shared service centre strategy that streamlined management tasks; implemented at 50 military bases across Germany, improving administrative processes for 245,000 soldiers and resulting in cost reductions of £400M.
2005 – 2006
(Mar – Dec)

Consultant

MACH AG , Germany
  • Created the business process to administer a new £17M after-school student activity programme for a German state, facilitated workshops with two ministries and over 30 service providers to create an efficient process.
  • Worked as the lead consultant on a project targeted at planning the £4.6B budget of the German Ministry of Interior more efficiently.

Education

2010 – 2012

Manchester Business School

Business Administration (MBA)
2003 – 2005

University of Edinburgh Business School

Public Policy (Masters)
2000 – 2003

University of Heidelberg

Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Oe)
1997 – 2000

Federal University for Public Administration

Finance (Bachelors)

Achievements

  • Completed first-year MBA coursework with distinction
  • Participated in a semester exchange programme with McCombs Business School in Austin, Texas USA and achieved a GPA of 4.0.

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • German